November 11, 2021

A $626 million partial settlement reached in lawsuits filed over the contamination of drinking water in Flint, Mich., received final approval by a federal judge in the state.

The settlement resolves thousands of claims brought on behalf of Flint residents who drank lead-tainted water after resources were switched to untreated river water in 2014. Michigan plans to sell bonds to finance its part of the settlement, which is one of the largest in the state’s history.

“Though we can never undo what has occurred, this settlement makes clear that those who egregiously violate the law and harm their communities will be held accountable,” said Ted Leopold, court-appointed co-lead counsel and partner at Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, in a statement Wednesday.

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